How You Can Use Titles in Your Project

Titles play a critical role in movies, providing important bookends (such as opening titles and closing credits) and conveying time and dates within the movie. Titles, especially in the lower third of the screen, are also used in documentaries and informational video to convey details about subjects or products onscreen. You can also add notes and placeholders within your sequence while you edit. Subtitles can be a critical element for movies originating in a different language.

You can create titles and credits within Final Cut Pro with text generators. Generators are synthesized clips generated by Final Cut Pro. Generators don’t refer to any media on your scratch disk. When you place a text generator on a track directly above another clip, the clip on the lower track appears as the text background, sparing you the need to perform any compositing to create that effect.

Note: After you add a text generator to your sequence, it must be rendered.